Mayor Menard’s Strange Accusation
Twenty minutes ago on the John DePetro Show, Mayor Susan Menard repeated her belief that
This would not happen in South County or Barrington or East Greenwich.”
“This” refers to the on-again off-again closure for lack of funding of the World War II Memorial Park in Woonsocket. It is difficult to reconcile her charge of “discrimination” by the state against the City of Woonsocket with the revenue section of the city’s budget; more specifically, that 75% supplied by the State of Rhode Island.
If discrimination were the goal, wouldn’t it have been far more effective, not to mention public relations savvy, for the state to have kept the multimillions in aid all these years for boring, invisible stuff like schools and municipal operations and popped up in the bright spotlight at just the right moment with $200,000 for Social Ocean?